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Victoria’s newly elected MP is already in the thick of Ottawa politics. Murray Rankin has been appointed to the standing committee on finance, a non-partisan government panel that provides advice on the annual budget and conducts financial investigations. The NDP MP is also assuming the role of national revenue critic and said he’s already got a number of issues he wants to tackle through the finance committee. Murray Rankin “One of the things that CRA has been accused of is targeting environmental organizations in particular, arguing that they have not kept to their charitable status because they spend more than 10 per cent of their activity on advocacy and politics,” Rankin said. Tides Canada and the Suzuki Foundation are two organizations that have been subject to intense CRA scrutiny, he added. “If there is evidence of the CRA acting in a political way against groups that are opposed to government policy, it raises flags that we need to investigate.” Offshore tax havens and the closure of several CRA offices across Canada are also of concern, Rankin said. Rankin’s constituency office is set to open in the next few weeks in the Mosaic Building, 1057 Fort St., across the street from the office of VictoriaBeacon Hill MLA Carole James. dpalmer@vicnews.com

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Diane Lade opens the lower cupboards in her kitchen one-by-one, revealing a meticulous sorting station for plastics, cardboard, bottles and composting. Although she’s been minimizing her landfill-destined garbage for more than 20 years, Lade applauds the City of Victoria for its new kitchen scraps program. “I really think about how everything that comes out of our household goes somewhere,” said the Fernwood co-op resident. “The chemicals go down the drain ... there’s so much plastic out there

in the ocean. We’re just happy the city has created the program and we can put more stuff into the compost now.” The program, which officially started Monday with dual waste pickups by city sanitation crews, is projected to divert about 1,500 tonnes of waste from the Hartland landfill each year. And it goes beyond the raw vegetables, fruit and eggshells used in backyard composting. Raw and cooked meat, fish, bones, bread, pizza – even soiled paper products such as napkins and paper towels – will be accepted in the new green bins now in place at more than 14,000 Victoria homes. Ed Robertson, assistant director of public works, expects a few hiccups in the early weeks of the program, as crews

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unique position to be in, treating publication as a form of contemporary art is a unique position to be in.” As part of Alumni Week at the university, Chaplin will speak Feb. 9 about his Guiness Book of World Records-recognized book, among other things. The free talk, open to the public, goes from 9:30 a.m. to noon in the UVic’s David Lam Auditorium. Teeny Ted From Turnip Town is available online through robertchaplin.ca nnorth@saanichnews.com

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There were many interesting stops along the path to publishing the world’s smallest book – a title its creator didn’t initially set out to claim, but one he embraced once he knew it was within reach. When contemporary visual artist Robert Chaplin, graduate of the University of Victoria and member of the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts, taught himself how to carve, he didn’t practice on microchips, but the experience would come soon enough in 2007 when he used a focused gallium-ion beam to carve Teeny Ted From Turnip Town. The fable of Teeny Ted and his victory in a turnip contest, written by Chaplin’s brother Malcolm Douglas Chaplin, is all of 69 by 97 microns square, or 11 by 15 microns for each tablet. “It’s the world’s smallest book about Teeny Ted with the largest turnip,” says Chaplin from his Vancouver home. “There’s something about that that feels appropriate.” Before attending the nano imaging lab at Simon Fraser University, Chaplin drew each tablet in Microsoft Paint in order to create bitmap files that could be used to program the ion beam and control the scatter of ions, otherwise referred to as tuning the beam. The classically low-tech MS Paint program made for a morethan-tedious process, Chaplin says. “It’s a bit like a monk having to sit in a cloister, drawing a Bible on goat skin. It was an act of really, really concentrated effort. You have to give yourself over to the process. “It took a long time,” he says, before letting out a raucous laugh. Until recently, electron microscope or enlarged images were the only viewing options for Teeny Ted, but a successful kickstarter campaign this fall ensured the world’s tiniest book is

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Esquimalt can reduce the level of crime in its neighbourhoods and improve its reputation as a safe place to live, if the community works together. Achieving that level of co-operation is among the goals of an initiative spearheaded by the Victoria Police Department’s West Division in partnership with volunteers from Esquimalt’s Block Watch, a community-based crime prevention program. Increasing Block Watch programs along Esquimalt Road is among the strategies for achieving that goal. “We want to increase the (Block Watch) presence there and in doing so, improve the image of Esquimalt,” says Insp. Keith Lindner, the top cop in the township for the past year. What quickly became apparent to him upon his arrival was the high level of public involvement there, pointing to Buccaneer Days and the centennial celebrations in 2012 as examples. “Instead of trying to decrease or eliminate a negative perception, well let’s build on what they do very well,” Lindner says. “And what Esquimalt does very well is it participates, it has a community, it is a community and it cares.” Talks aimed at increasing the presence of Block Watch along the corridor have begun between the police and various community groups including the Esquimalt Residents Association and the Esquimalt Chamber of Commerce. The goal is work co-operatively to reduce crime along the township’s central business corridor. Although Block Watch has traditionally been a residential program, the concept of neighbours helping neighbours still applies, Lindner says. “The approach that we’re going to take is a residence is no different than a multi-family

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VicPD Insp. Keith Lindner, left, and Bruce Cuthbert, Block Watch co-captain in the Saxe Point neighbourhood, agree that police and residents working together helps reduce crime. dwelling or a business. If there’s people there at some point during the day, they can be Block Watch members.” A majority of residential neighbourhoods in Esquimalt are already under the program, says Bev Stewart, Block Watch co-ordinator with VicPD. Bringing together business and homeowners is a new idea that could act as a template for use in other areas of Victoria and Esquimalt. The first step to becoming a proactive community is to increase communication between neighbours, Stewart says. “It creates good spirit, it increases personal safety and raises awareness (about crime prevention)” she says. “Where people are proactive, crime will go down.” Lindner admits the mix of business and residential properties along Esquimalt Road could be a challenge in itself. But a combined effort between community members is more efficient and sustainable in the long run, he says. “The more people you have pushing or pulling in the same direction, the more effective you’re going to be.” The sentiment is echoed by Bruce Cuthbert, a Block Watch co-captain in the Saxe Point

neighbourhood, where he has lived for 30 years. “We’re all people of Esquimalt, whether we’re residents or in business – some people are both,” he says. “Keeping the message consistent so that everyone is working together on a common goal (is important).” A common misconception is that being a Block Watch member requires a lot of effort, Cuthbert says. “It doesn’t take much to be a part of Block Watch. It’s really getting to know your neighbours, putting a decal up in the window, being a little bit more vigilant, and just helping to keep your community be safer, healthier, more vibrant.” editor@vicnews.com

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Boat burglar nabbed A nautical thief picked up in a stolen boat is believed to be the same man who broke into a boat in Esquimalt just hours earlier. West Shore RCMP responded to a Jan. 27 call of a boat being poorly navigated in Portage Inlet near the 100-block of the Island Highway in View Royal. When police hailed the $50,000 vessel, the man aboard claimed he had borrowed it to go fishing. After police boarded the boat they determined a propeller had been damaged. The vessel came to a sudden halt after the prop became wrapped around a line, injuring the suspect in the process. While the Victoria man was being treated for minor injuries, RCMP officers recognized him as a person of interest from another nautical caper – a Jan. 27 boat break-and-enter captured on video by a vigilant citizen in Esquimalt. Darrell Martin Tychuk, 23, faces charges related to boat theft and for breaching several courtordered conditions, including a prohibition on operating a motorized vehicle. Further charges are pending in the Esquimalt break-in, said VicPD Const. Mike Russell. dpalmer@vicnews.com

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Organic waste recycling smart This week marks the beginning of full-time kitchen scraps diversion for residents in the City of Victoria, home to about 24 per cent of the population in the Capital Region. While many in the city are excited that they now have an easy, relatively inexpensive way to divert compostable materials from their trash, the rest of Greater Victoria should be watching closely and preparing for the day when everyone has to take such actions. The Capital Regional District has mandated that all organic waste must be diverted from the Hartland landfill by January 2015. That gives Greater Victoria municipalities a fair bit of time to put together a program for collecting and disposing of kitchen waste. While residents in some of the region’s smaller jurisdictions – many of which are rural – may argue that the cost of such a program is yet another punitive tax, especially since many already dispose of their own organic matter, a regional rule needs to be put in place to steer all municipalities in the right direction. Not so long ago, people bristled at the idea of having to separate cardboard and paper waste from the rest of the garbage, and later, plastics. Now, the idea of doing so is second nature, a fact of life that also is helping greatly to keep our landfill from filling up as quickly as it otherwise might. The culture of recycling is prominent in this province and definitely in the Capital Region. Given that scenario, most of us grimace when we hear that residents in other provinces either don’t bother recycling anything, or are just starting to wake up to the environmental benefits of doing so. It feels good to know that we are leading the way in this country in terms of creating a more sustainable environment for future generations. While the Hartland landfill will eventually be full midway through this century, taking actions now to extend its lifespan will become a valuable legacy to leave for our children and grandchildren. This is a case where it’s simply the right thing to do and a sign of the evolution of our waste cycle. What do you think? Give us your comments by e-mail: editor@vicnews.com or fax 250-386-2624. All letters must have a name and a telephone number for verification. The Victoria News is a member of the British Columbia Press Council, a self-regulatory body governing the province’s newspaper industry. The council considers complaints from the public about the conduct of member newspapers. If talking with the editor or publisher does not resolve your complaint about coverage or story treatment, you may contact the B.C. Press Council. Your written concern, with documentation, should be sent to B.C. Press Council, 201 Selby St., Nanaimo, B.C. V9R 2R2. For information, phone 888-687-2213 or go to www.bcpresscouncil.org.

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Stage set for B.C. Senate election Cannons will roar across the sort of independent advice as most Inner Harbour on the morning of competent democracies, and bases Feb. 12 to mark the opening of the its numbers on that. 2013 legislature session. Then the finance Lt.-Gov. Judith Guichon ministry hired former will inspect the troops Bank of Montreal chief and present her inaugural economist Tim O’Neill, Throne Speech, setting who will act as an out the B.C. Liberal unofficial version of the government’s goals for parliamentary budget the coming year. officer in Ottawa. Now This ritual will kick that we have simultaneous off a legislative session oversight of child welfare that is expected to run and the police, the next until March 14, where step is to extend it to Tom Fletcher finance bureaucrats. the official Parliamentary B.C. Views Calendar shows a threeRegardless of party, week break for Easter. the government has Debate is unlikely to resume in to produce a three-year set of April, as the election campaign will forecasts to replace the current be in full roar by then. one. A lot of election energy will go This means there will be a grand into competing claims about who is total of 19 sitting days to push better at predicting the future. through a budget and a raft of Another new law to be given high legislation. Here’s my unofficial priority is one setting up senate preview. elections, to be run in connection The pre-election budget will with the May 14 provincial vote. be presented Feb. 19 by Finance Alberta pioneered this, and Prime Minister Michael de Jong. Premier Minister Stephen Harper’s recent Christy Clark has decreed that round of senate appointments it must be balanced, and the included Calgary lawyer Doug government has made extra efforts Black, who won an Alberta senate to armour itself against what will election held last year. likely be the loudest debate ahead. There was no one appointed First, de Jong held a pre-budget to replace Gerry St. Germain, meeting of the government’s bluewho bid an emotional adieu as a chip forecast council in public. Conservative senator for B.C. last This provided a visual record of year. St. Germain was instrumental what happens every year, when the in uniting the splintered federal finance ministry solicits the same Conservatives, but he reached the

mandatory retirement age of 75, having been appointed by Brian Mulroney in 1993 after losing his seat as an MP. Why would this senate reform be so urgent for the B.C. Liberals now? Well, turnout for the 2009 election fell to around 50 per cent, a record low for a provincial vote. If that downward trend is reversed this year, it will be in large part because people are still mad enough about the harmonized sales tax and a range of other issues to get off the couch and kick some B.C. Liberal butt. Electing senators remains a popular notion, especially with older, conservative-minded voters in B.C. who identified with the Reform Party. The first-ever senate election looks like the best available shot at boosting turnout among people who are not likely to vote NDP, and who may also be disengaged from provincial politics. And then there is the provincial sales tax bill. Another kick in the slats for the movie business, for one, and don’t hold your breath for NDP leader Adrian Dix to produce a solution in the wake of his recent trip to Tinsel Town. The performance of the governing party and the opposition will be scrutinized as never before. Tom Fletcher is legislative reporter and columnist for Black Press and BCLocalnews.com. tfletcher@blackpress.ca

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Cartoon overstates difficulties of our submarines Your editorial cartoon in the Jan. 30 edition refers to the air quality monitoring systems for Canada’s problem-plagued submarines. Firstly, let me address the “problem-plagued” comment. This overused and demeaning description of

our submarines is no longer applicable. Our navy has worked extremely hard to get these problems ironed out. The result is that HMCS Victoria, our city’s submarine, is now fully operational. Last year, she performed extremely well in RIMPAC exercises held out of

Pearl Harbour. The culmination of this performance was the successful firing of a MK 48 torpedo which sunk an obsolete ship and demonstrated our boat’s potent capability. Our other three submarines will attain this capability in the near future. Secondly, a high-tech central

air quality monitoring system is a nice system to have. It is certainly not essential, as our boats have portable systems capable of monitoring air quality, including the levels of carbon dioxide and oxygen. If these levels get outside the laid-down parameters, the boat has equipment that

can reduce the level of CO2 or produce oxygen. I believe it is time to report on the positive accomplishments of our submarines and submariners. They deserve it. Retired Cmdr. Lloyd Barnes, former submariner Saanich

Readers respond: Idle No More, Tom Fletcher, prison sentences, microfinance Accountability needed in First Nations issue Re: Idle no more stokes the fire (News online, Jan. 29) Chief Theresa Spence, in calling Canada to account, has shed light on a history of rampant mismanagement of federal funds in many of Canada’s reserves, including her own. But Canadian taxpayers have become increasingly resolute in their demands for Ottawa to be held accountable for exercising more effective value-for-money control over the disbursement of native affairs funds. In a current Ipsos Reid poll, 81 per cent of Canadians want more financial accountability, telling Ottawa that no extra money should go to the reserves until the federal government has met its responsibility of putting in place a working auditing mechanism. Accountability cuts both ways, and there has been scant evidence that successive Canadian governments of “both” political stripes

have exercised the required financial due diligence, doling out our tax dollars under the aegis of Canada’s outmoded Indian Act. Indeed, except for contributing to a deepening aboriginal culture of economic dependence, decades of literally throwing money at the “Native issue,” without appropriate verification, appears to have in fact increased poverty and despair on Canada’s roughly 630 reserves. Edward Bopp Tsawwassen

Teacher bristles at views on education Re: New season for school wars (B.C. Views, Jan. 30) After reading Tom Fletcher’s clearly biased, pro-B.C. Liberal article on education, one has to wonder if he gets paid by Christy Clark to write this stuff? Fletcher seems to put the blame on the teachers/B.C. Teachers’ Federation for the “school wars,” neglecting the fact that the current government

poured gas on the fire many times in the last 12 years. For starters, the government illegally stripped our contract of firm class-size and composition limits as ruled by the B.C. Supreme Court. Is this Fletcher’s idea of extending an olive branch? Rather than negotiate a fair contract with teachers, two times this government has abused the democratic process and legislated contracts. While she was acting as Minister of Education, Christy Clark attempted to hijack the old B.C. College of Teachers by stacking it with political appointees in a failed attempt to erode the BCTF. Under the reigns of the B.C. Liberals, money to private schools has increased while public schools have been purposely underfunded, leaving our educator-to-student ratio one of the highest in Canada. By ripping class-size language out of our contracts, class sizes have been allowed to rise. More than 3,000 teachers

have been laid off saving the government about $270 million dollars a year for the last 10 years. That’s nearly $3 billion looted from B.C. students. By omitting these government actions, Fletcher comes across as a B.C. Liberal shill rather than the “journalist” he claims to be. Paul Waterlander Victoria

Sentences don’t reflect value of human life Re: Two years in prison for Saanich man who stole 148 guns (News online) After reading this article I have an answer to my question of what a human life is worth. Lucky Jhagra was found guilty of stealing $270,000 worth of guns. For that he gets sentenced to two years in prison. Tracy Smith, after she mowed down Mahenthiran Janarthan on his motorcycle, killing him with her car, gets sentenced to one day in jail. Doing the math using these figures, a human life is

worth just under $370. Wow. Kevin Puddy Saanich

Microfinance a good investment for feds The federal government says it wants greater accountability in its foreign aid; they couldn’t do any better than supporting microfinance agencies. I personally support global microfinance because it’s not charity and it never stops working. As the tiny business loans it gives to the poorest citizens are paid back, I can then lend that money to others. With the same small investment, I’ve helped different entrepreneurs buy sewing machines, agricultural supplies and building materials, and never lost a penny. Minister Fantino should involve CIDA in more microfinance agencies, because unlike many other forms of aid, it is carefully administered and the money works more than once. Nathaniel Poole Victoria

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Drumming students Jory Campbell, left, Masako Hockey and her husband Jordan enjoy the wit of drum master Mohamed Sadet (not shown), during an Arabic hand drumming class. The free event, held at Asmira’s Dance Studio in Odeon Alley, was part of the annual Dance Days festival. A schedule of free public classes and events, and ticketed performances is at dancevictoria.com. Sharon Tiffin/News staff

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Get ready to rummage It’s time to clean out your closets. The Monterey Centre rummage sale is accepting donations of clean and useful items in the Cedar Room of the centre, from 8:30 a.m. Monday, Feb. 18 to Friday, Feb. 22 at 4 p.m. All items should be in good working order. The Rummage Sale does not accept home baking, men’s clothing, large luggage, encyclopedias or broken items. The sale happens Feb. 23 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Proceeds go to Oak Bay Seniors Activity Association. editor@vicnews.com

Emily Caven, 11, practices while dad, Reece, signs her up for the 2013 Beacon Hill Little League softball season in the Hollywood Park clubhouse on Fairfield Road. Registrations for softball and baseball continue this Saturday and Sunday at Beacon Hill and National Little League, 2727 Cook St., from 1 to 4 p.m. Signup deadline is Feb. 28. Sharon Tiffin/News staff

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Victoria baker keeps tradition alive on Craigflower Road Baking runs in Byron Fry’s blood, with the trade going back five generations on his father’s side and at least two in his mother’s family. It took a little while, however, for him to realize owning and operating a bakery was what he wanted to do with his life. Fry will awake on the morning of his 25th birthday next week and prepare for the usual 3 a.m. Friday start time at Fry’s Red Wheat Bread bakery on Craigflower Don Descoteau Road in Vic West. Biz Beat The young proprietor, whose father is not a baker, remembers being rather disinterested in grandfather Lou Lefeber’s work as a teenager during his visits to Lefeber’s Lakehill Bakery in Saanich, where his mother also helped out. Living in a household where

consuming natural foods was commonplace, Fry became interested in food security. “I started taking control of my own food and one way to do that was to start making my own bread, which I started doing at home,” he said. About four years ago when he was studying photography, Fry had the opportunity to shoot some bakers, including Cliff Leir at Fol Epi bakery in Dockside Green. The up-close exposure, Don Denton/News staff so to speak, to the art of baking got him rethinking Baker Byron Fry scores the tops of loaves of flax and sesame rye loaves before popping them in the brick oven at Fry’s Red Wheat Bread. his career options. He dove into the business head-on, working the years, he decided it would be building and its electrical system, early morning shift at the Italian cool to build a wood-fired oven. which necessitated a more Bakery on Quadra Street – “a The next logical step was to efficient, old-style approach to really cool bakery with lots of scout around for a retail location. the company’s use of power, cool old equipment,” he says – He found one at the foot of Fry and his associates built an visiting bakeries in the U.S. and Craigflower Road, directly across oven brick by brick and created bouncing around a few bakeries from where his great great a space where customers could on the Lower Mainland. grandfather, Charles Fry, opened see the baking being done up After selling his wares at a bakery in 1920. close. farmer’s markets for a couple of Motivated by the age of the Baking favourites such as

pain rustique, flax rye and whole wheat country breads – publishing a day-by-day baking schedule and menu for customers – Fry’s aims to sell out its products on a daily basis. With specific breads baked through the day, depending on the temperature of the woodchip fuelled oven, no ingredients are frozen, negating the need for a freezer. The up-close-and-personal approach of having much of the baking procedure on view for customers, not to mention the unique flavours of their specialty breads, has made the bakery a popular stop in the Vic West neighbourhood. “We didn’t realize how great a location it was until we started working here and realizing how many people walk by,” Fry says. “We get a lot of people coming in and saying ‘we live so much closer to (another bakery) but it just doesn’t taste the same. We put a lot of time and energy into it and I think it shows in the product.” – Fry’s Red Wheat Bread, 416 Craigflower Rd. 250-590-5727 editor@vicnews.com

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there’s no shortage of ideas to keep you busy in the Capital Region this weekend! Victoria’s Inner Harbour will be hopping with Family Day festivities at Ship Point. Enjoy a day-long series of concerts by local bands and performers, including popular indie rockers Current Swell and one of Canada’s legendary rock bands, Trooper! Get your face painted, try a scavenger hunt, enjoy presentations from Science World, take a tour of HMCS Saskatoon – there’s lots to see and do. The fun runs Monday, Feb. 11 from 11a.m. to 7 p.m. For more information, including the full performance schedule, visit http://blog.gov.bc.ca/ bcfamilyday/#Victoria If exploring the South Island’s wild spaces appeals, look no further than CRD Parks. Visit www.crd.bc.ca/parks to find a new park to explore, or stop by one of the region’s fascinating nature houses. On Sunday, Feb. 10 from 1 to 2:30 p.m., the free By the Bird Tree guided walk for those seven and younger explores Francis/King Regional Park. With a parks naturalist, watch the feeders with bird identification cards, explore the nature centre, try a craft and enjoy a short exploration in the woods. Other great options to get out and explore include Swan Lake Christmas Hill Nature Sanctuary and Nature House in Saanich, or visit your local municipality’s website for more parks and recreation possibilities. Even if the weather is less-than-ideal, there’s plenty of opportunity to get active this Family Day weekend, thanks to your local recreation centres. Juan de Fuca arena hosts a Family Day Skate Monday, Feb. 11 from 1 to 2:30 p.m. or head to the Juan de Fuca pool for a Family Day swim from 1 to 4:30 p.m. Pearkes Arena is the place for Saanich’s Family Day Skate – win prizes and enjoy some family fun time from 2:45 to 4:15 p.m. Monday. Gordon Head Rec Centre hosts Family Day swims from 1 to 4 p.m. and 4 to 6 p.m., including games, prizes and plenty of fun. At Commonwealth Place, everyone welcome swims are planned Monday for 10 a.m. to noon and 1 to 4 p.m. Oak Bay’s Family Day Skate runs from 1:30 to 3 p.m. at Oak Bay Rec Centre, or make a splash in the pool from 3 to 5 p.m. In Esquimalt, the Family Fun Day swim runs from 1 to 4 p.m. Monday, while on the Peninsula, Panorama Recreation offers an Everyone Welcome swim Monday from 1 to 4 p.m. and skating from 1 to 2:20 p.m., in addition to $2 drop-in sessions. Continued page 14

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Local Events & Activities Continued from page 13 In the West Shore, the Bear Mountain community has planned a full weekend of activities for BC’s first Family Day. On Saturday, Feb. 9, explore the local scenery with a free 10 a.m. Family Hike, heading down the mountain and into Goldstream Park. Hot chocolate and roasted marshmallows await at the bottom, plus transportation back up to the resort. Round out the afternoon with a Family Swim from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Mountainside Athletic Centre’s heated outdoor pool. On Feb. 10, the Bear’s Den Coffee House hosts a cozy day of arts and crafts, while at Jack’s Place, it’s Bingo from 3 to 5 p.m. Feb. 11 brings a free Family Skate at Bear Mountain Arena from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Enjoy transportation from the resort or meet at the rink. Also on Monday, from 2 to 4 p.m., young golfers can try the driving range for free – the perfect way to introduce kids to golf. In addition to these free events, a variety of other family-oriented activities are also planned – for details call 250-391-3775 or visit www.bearmountain.ca. Sidney celebrates Family Day with a special celebration Feb. 11. Families from around the region are invited to come and explore the shops, restaurants and attractions, including a highlight of the day: a free, live LEGO build with renowned LEGO expert Robin Sather, of Brickville DesignWorks, at the Sidney Pier Hotel. Join the fun from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Enthusiasts will also want to visit the Sidney Museum & Archives for the annual LEGO display, continuing through the end

of March. At the Mary Winspear Centre, discover “Sidneyland,” featuring entertainment, door prizes, a bouncy castle, kids’ activities, and visits from a whole host of favourite characters – don’t forget your camera! Visit www. marywinspear.ca for ticket information. A highlight with kids (and adults) of all ages is the Royal BC Museum’s Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibit. Family Day will be the ideal opportunity to take in the more than 100 new photographs from prize-winning photographers from around the world – enjoy the wonders of nature like you’ve never seen them! The exhibit continues through April. Also, events continuing in downtown Victoria events include: through Sunday, Feb. 10 the 19th annual Victoria Film Festival, featuring everything from documentaries to features to alternative cinema (and everything in between), or stop by the Maritime Museum of BC for Salty Sunday: Chinese Dragons, from 1 to 3:30 p.m. Feb. 10. The whole family is invited to bid farewell to the year of the dragon through stories and crafts, discovering where dragon and dragon boating stories originated. For more information, visit www.mmbc.bc.ca And new from Kaleidoscope Theatre is the Family Theatre Festival, featuring four original shows by Puente Theatre, Suddenly Dance, Urban Arts and Kaleidoscope, Feb. 8 to 11 at Berwick Theatre – Royal Oak. All seats are $10 and each of the shows offers an opportunity to experience the magic of theatre with family. For more information, see www.kaleidoscope.bc.ca

Share together ■ Bringing together your extended family can create a highly memorable and valuable life event. They say “it takes a village to raise a child” and many would agree especially in today’s world of working parents and latchkey kids. The support, experience and interest of your extended family can have a significant impact on your immediate family. Regardless of your definition of ‘extended’ family, bringing together those with whom you share history can have lasting benefits not just for you and your children but for those you invite to share your day. It is common in today’s world to have older children in nuclear families reach their teens before meeting extended family members. Geographical isolation is common for middle-class families who move based on occupational opportunities while family branches retain their independence. Family Day is the ideal occasion to hold family reunions to re-establish and integrate a stronger family connection. This allows your children to connect with extended family members and to share a better sense of their heritage and belonging. Don’t forget to include senior members of your family. Family reunions and relationships inspire seniors to stay active and pursue their well-being. Studies have found seniors feel revitalized when they spend time with families. Your children will benefit from hearing their oral history and that’s an inspiring experience that won’t always be available to them. Another way to celebrate Family Day is to gather your extended family and friends around an activity you care about. It might be a shore clean-up, a family walk or a garage sale. You might volunteer at a foodbank. Food is often central to gatherings and with everyone contributing to a family meal afterwards, it becomes a great way to share B.C.’s first Family Day.

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Experience as a Family ■ Try something new this Family Day. It might be as simple as agreeing that everyone observe a no-technology or TV day. If you find your gatherings often involve all the adults sitting around visiting while the youngsters play among themselves and the teens segregate away from both you and the little ones, you’re probably not alone. A family gathering can be a wonderful opportunity for family to hear the latest on jobs, trips, hobbies and health, but if you find your gatherings following the same tedious patterns, this is the year to change it up. Consider adding new experiences to the plans, and making a new and fun tradition out of them. Here are some ideas to get started: Get out and enjoy our beautiful outdoors – no matter what your weather. Take advantage of the region’s mild winters to explore local parks and beaches. Plan a bike ride, a hike a trip to the golf course or even an ice skating trip rip to the a community rink. The idea is to bring everyone together in a family activity you’ve never done before. Plan a meal away from the e house – Instead of cooking for the gathering, thering, plan a formal brunch or dinnerr at a new restaurant. Not only do you experience perience a new menu together but everyone yone in your group can sit together and enjoy the meal. B.C. has a widely ely diverse cultural make-up and

ethnic restaurants are part of that. Make your Family Day gathering a retreat for all – consider getting your family out of the house and turn your gathering into a festive retreat. Many venues have activities for all ages to enjoy, from winter outdoor fun to refreshing spa services. Host a family talent show – everyone has a special talent in your family, so encourage them to bring their talent to your gathering. If you’re really ambitious, set up an area to be used as a stage and arrange chairs for audience members. Play with lighting and lamps so the performance area is in the spotlight. You might rent a popcorn machine or ask family to bring treats and snacks. By bringing new activities to your family gathering, you’ll be creating new memories to share in the future, and making the event much more enjoyable.

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■ There is nothing like the fun and innocence of childhood. Whether it’s a game of kick-the-can with the neighbourhood children or building a tree fort in the backyard, some of our best memories are playful. Board games are a great indoor activity, and Family Day is a great time to dig out some of your old favourites like Monopoly and Clue, and maybe try out a few new ones. Or, set up a card table, get your favourite puzzle and spend hours putting it together. If you’re looking for something a bit more high-tech, your game console or computer is a good place to start. Video games have come a long way from the classic Super Mario and Donkey Kong, and you may discover that your kids

have a much larger technical knowledge than you do. They might beat you at Wii Sports but it will make for a great story! Getting outside for a game of tag or basketball will check off two things on your list: play and exercise. Taking a trip to a local playground or field will give you hours of entertainment for a low cost. Pack a picnic as well for an entire day of fun. Practicing your batting or pitching will also get you ready for the coming sports seasons, or maybe compete to see who can run the fastest to the swings. This year, Family Day is a time to make memories, spend time together and maybe learn a thing or two. Whatever the weather is like outside, you have plenty of options for having fun at all ages.

Cook together ■ If you ask any adult about some of their favourite memories of childhood, you’ll invariably hear something related to food. Whether it’s baking with grandma or grilling hamburgers for a cookout with dad, cooking is always an important part of growing up. Family Day is a great time to dig out those family cookbooks and try a recipe handed down from the older generation. Your mom’s famous meatloaf or your uncle’s recipe for spinach dip are great things to try with family members of all ages. Maybe you’re looking to make something you’ve never made before, or perhaps try out a new cuisine. Hitting the library or the web will give you ideas for new recipes, whether it’s trying to duplicate your favourite takeout pizza or make an authentic spicy Indian dish. Let each family member choose a recipe that they Continued page 16

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Are you ready to party like it’s 1934? That’s the year Django Reinhardt formed his Quintette du Hot Club de France and started to make his permanent mark in the world of jazz. On Friday, Feb. 15 the spirit of Django will once again come alive as the White Eagle Hall (90 Dock St.) in James Bay is transformed into a 1930s Paris cabaret for Victoria’s second annual Django Festival. “The cabarets of the ‘30s in Paris were legendary for a reason,� said Oliver Swain, renowned local musician and one of the organizers of the event. “We’re sort of recreating that.� Django Reinhardt was a jazz guitarist, best known for his music stemming from French gypsy culture and for composing such standards as Minor Swing, Swing ‘42

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Lesley Solunac found Lovey licking birdseed off her front porch. The lost and skin-and-bones cat, then only two pounds, was parked underneath a bird feeder in front of Solunac’s home in the West Burnside Road area, lapping up whatever birds left behind. Four weeks later, the now four-pound tabby is still there – and very much in need of a permanent home. “We are just suckers I guess, both my husband and I,” Solunac said. “We kept (Lovey) here instead of the SPCA because it’s less stressful. We are (now) feeding her every few hours.” Over the years, Solunac and husband Alex have taken in four dogs and two cats, all of whom somehow ended up on their front steps, badly in need of food and shelter. Four of the animals were returned to their owners or found new homes, a task that would have been much easier with some kind of identification on a collar or by tattoo. “Cats should be tagged or licensed, even if they (live) inside. I didn’t used to think we should, but now we do,” Solunac said.

skin are options for pet owners. Pamela Saddler, who runs non-profits Victorialostpets.com for lost animals and Broken Promises Rescue Society for rescue animals, is asking owners to have protection for their pets in place. “Five per cent of animals are actually tagged, so most are Sharon Tiffin/News staff untraceable,” Saddler Smidget the cat, front, rolls in catnip said. “Inside cats still at Lesley Solunac’s Saanich home. get out. It (may not) be Solunac, holding Lovey, hopes to find traceable back to you homes for both cats. ever. (An ID tag) is the only way for the animal The SPCA and the Capital to get back to its owner.” Regional District animal shelSaddler said she gets calls ters have websites where and emails every day about photographs of found pets are people finding lost or injured posted, but tagging makes the animals and at least five posts process much easier. on her websites every day “I don’t want to be a finger about missing cats. wagger, but this is hard,” SoluAt worst, she says, it is for nac said. “When I have been closure. If a deceased animal is looking for months at these found, owners will at least know postings of all these people who what has happened to their pet. have lost their cats, it’s heart“It is definitely emotional breaking. If their cats had some because it’s an ongoing thing,” kind of collar or identification Saddler said. they would probably be united.” “It’s $100 for life. It’s for peace Tagging pets costs money, of mind.” but it can provide peace of See crd.bc.ca/animal/cat_ mind, she added. Collars with id.htm for information on getidentities, unique code tattoos ting a free cat ID tag. and even microchips under the alim@vicnews.com

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Tyler Smith, left, and Matt Robinson work on a steel stud and drywall project during a Camosun College carpentry class on the Interurban campus. A skills shortage is expected to hit B.C. by 2016, say university presidents.

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A shift in supply and demand expected to hit B.C. in 2016 means employers are expected to have a difficult time finding well-educated people to fill positions. This ominous jobs deficit forecast, put out by the Research Universities’ Council of British Columbia this week, comes with a call to action from the continuing presidents of six B.C. universities asking for better studies funding from the provincial government. They say that’s the only way a deficit will be avoided. “It’s simple: we’re not educating enough people,” For more information said Allan Cahoon, president of Royal Roads Uniplease contact: versity. 250.391.2600 “B.C. has historically made up for that deficit ext. 4521 or 4808 with in-migration from other provinces, but that’s cstudies.royalroads.ca continuing.studies@ in decline. We’re also going to see an increase in royalroads.ca the number of people retiring, and there’s a shortSEATS ARE LIMITED age of talent coming out of our universities.” In 2016, 5,900 jobs will go unfilled in B.C. due to a skills deficit, they say. By 2020, that number is expected to balloon to 18,800. David Turpin, president of the University of Victoria, says the deficit will come in a variety of jobs spanning many sectors. “It’s going to be all across the board. Some of the big ones are areas such as supervisors, nurse supervisors, registered nurses, teachers, auditors, managers in retail, all types of engineers,” he said. The RUCBC is calling on the government to take three steps immediately to reverse the forecasted skills gap: secure space for 11,000 new students in universities, colleges and trades schools over the next four years; improve financial assistance programs (grants, scholarships loans); and commit to improve B.C.’s research and innovation potential. “Moving up into election environment, it’s absolutely critical that this province be able to educate the young people so that they can succeed in the new economy,” Turpin said. Advanced Education Minister John Yap did not return phone calls.

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You can take the boy out of Alberta but you can’t take Alberta out of the boy. Sitting in Victoria’s traffic in a black 1971 Ford 100, there’s nothing glaringly obvious about Keegan Kanzig’s prairie upbringing. The Victoria Royals defenceman has no cowboy boots or 10 gallon hat. And despite coming from rural Alberta, he’s not an offseason ranch hand. In fact, he’s a lot less cowboy than some of the Langford players coming out of Juan de Fuca Minor Hockey. But he does have that truck, complete with fuzzy dice hanging from the mirror. “The dice were a gift, that’s all I can say,” Kanzig said. “The truck I picked up back in 2010 from someone in Spruce Grove. It wasn’t specifically a 1971 Ford that I wanted, but a truck with that era of body style.” To look at it, the old Ford has led a good life, with a few dings to prove it. Its clad with a vintage Alberta licence plate on the front and a rusted long bed that could haul at least half a dozen hockey bags. It’s size is a pretty good fit for the gentle giant, who carries his 6-foot-5, 230-pound frame with a sense of calm. Of course, he’s not so gentle on the ice. But away from the rink, Kanzig is one of nine Royals students that excel as full time students of Vic High. “So far I’ve put in a decent amount of work, a new starter and distributor cap, which I did on my own,” Kanzig said. “At school I replaced the rear axle seals and worked on the brakes.” Kanzig’s mechanical inclinations can be traced directly back to his dad, who works in Athabasca as a mechanical engineer, though the family is now based in Fort Saskatchewan.

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Victoria Royals’ Keegan Kanzig sits on the hood of his 1971 Ford F100 at the auto mechanics shop at Victoria High School. The Alberta native attends Vic High and is slowly rebuilding his truck. “(Kanzig) is the first Royals player to be in my mechanics class and he’s been great,” said Mark Van Akker, the auto shop teacher at Vic High. “He has a future in it if he needs it.” But it’s not all wrenches and motor oil for Kanzig. Last year, the 17-year-old aced Math 12 as a Grade 11 student, and yet he defers to 16-year-old Royals rookie Joe Hicketts as the math whiz. “Hicketts is doing the same thing, but both are very bright math students,” said Tammy

Renyard, the Royals’ education advisor. When Renyard first took on the role she was the vice principal at Vic High. She’s since become the vice principal at Spectrum Community School but continues to work with Vic High and the Royals. She’s also the mother of Nic Renyard, 18-year-old goaltender with the Penticton Vees of the BCHL, which helped lead her to the world of hockey players and school. “Vic High has been extremely

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flexible to support the boys,” she said. “They all have strong marks and work very hard to maintain the balance of school and hockey. “It’s not like the old days (of the WHL). Actually, it’s anything but. Parents have high expectations on the school front.” If Kanzig is Example A, then Hicketts is Example A1. Hicketts is one of four Royals in Grade 11 with Ryan Gagnon, Brandon Fushimi and Jack Walker, while Kanzig is among the graduating players with Luke Harrison, Kolton Dixon, Taylor Crunk and

Logan Fisher. Hicketts, however, is a bit of a smarty pants. If he wasn’t such a shift disturber on the ice, one might ask to see his pocket protector. “He’s technically of Grade 11 age but is on track to graduate early and is carrying a full course load for Grade 12,” Renyard said. Renyard is also quick to point out that the Royals at Vic High aren’t the only students on the team. Ben Walker is taking a course at Camosun College. Jordan Fransoo has been doing first year economics through UVic and is now one of three Royals taking online courses through Athabasca University, which is beneficial because the courses can be done one at a time. “It’s not unheard of for WHL players to complete their first year of university before they go to the CIS,” Renyard said. “That way their CIS money goes a lot further. Some even use it to pay for their masters.” As for Kanzig, he’s hoping an NHL career is in the cards, while “trying not to think about it.” He was ranked 194th amongst North American skaters in the January release of 2013 eligible skaters by the NHL’s Central Scouting Service. With a pro contract, you can bet that old Ford will get some love. sports@vicnews.com


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BIG BUILDING sale... “This is a clearance sale. You don’t want to miss!” 20x20 $3,985. 25x24 $4,595. 30x36 $6,859. 35x48 $11,200. 40x52 $13,100. 47x76 $18,265. One End wall included. Call Pioneer Steel at 1-800-668-5422. www.pioneersteel.ca MOVING IN 1 week, everything must go. Solid wood kitchen table w/ 4 chairs & centre leaf, couch, chairs, misc kitchen stuff, cookware, pictures, microwave. No reasonable offer refused. All must go. Call 1(587)297-1961.

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APARTMENTS FURNISHED DOWNTOWN SIDNEY: Bright 1 bdrm deluxe suite. Short term. info@corbetthouse.ca SOUTH OAK Bay: Walk to beach, 1 bdrm+ den, terrace. $1095 inclusive. Avail. now. Flex. term. Call (250)595-4757

HOMES FOR RENT LANGFORD- 2 bdrms, 4 appls, $1100 inclds utils. Available now. (250)885-9128. MILLSTREAM(Close to VGH) 2 bdrms lrg den both bdrms have on suites, full bath, shared laundry, ample prking. NS/NP. $1250+ 2/3 hydro. Avail Mar 1. Call (250)391-7655. SIDNEY RANCHER. 3-bdrm, 2 bath, large family room. 5 appl’s, 2 storage sheds, private fenced yard on quiet culde-sac. NS/NP. $1700./mo. Call (250)655-1499 to view.

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SIDNEY CONDO: 55+, 2 bdrm, 2 bath, heat, hot water and basic cable incld. $1200, NS/NP. Call (250)385-8771.

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ESQUIMALT- fully eqip furn condo, 6 mos, Apr 15-Oct 15, 1 bdrm+ den, bath, water/mtn views. NS/NP utils parking incld. $1200. (250)382-3630. 408-3170 Irma St- $219,900. 2 bdrms, 1 bath, quiet, 45+. More info: (250)385-3547. wwwpropertyguys.com ID#192291

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Incredible 5 acre treed PARK-LIKE PROPERTY with Well-Maintained Furnished Home 1500 sq.ft, 3-bdrm, 2 bath. Extremely close to Pristine Cowichan Lake, in the town of Caycuse. Perfect for recreational property or full time living. Motivated seller $378,800. Exceptionally low yearly cost. Not leased land. Call 250-745-3387 smartytwo@hotmail.com

$449 CABO San Lucas, all inclusive Special! Stay 6 Days in a Luxury Beachfront Resort with Meals & Drinks! For $449! www.luxurycabo hotel.com 1-888-481-9660. HAWAIIAN CONDO for 1 week March 23, 1 bdrm luxury condo, sleeps 4-6 people, barbecue, tennis, pool, 1 block Kuhio beach park. Call Byron, (250)592-0730.

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GOLDSTREAM AREA: 1400 sq ft, newly furnished, w/d, d/w, a/c, big deck & yard, hidef TV, parking. $650 inclusive. Ray, 778-433-9556. VICTORIA HOUSING. $475$575 all incl, suits working/students, disability. 778-977-8288

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COLWOOD- 2 bdrm level entry, shared W/D, NS/NP. Refs, $1100 incls utils. 250-391-7915 GORGE WATERWAY. 1bdrm Inclds utils, net, tv, laundry. NS/NP. $750. 250-384-6755. MILLSTREAM(close to VGH) above grd 1 bdrm, wood stove, ample prking. $690+ 1/3 hydro. NS/NP. Avail Mar 1. Call (250)391-7655. VIEW ROYAL. 2-bdrm $1100. Incls utils. NS/NP. Feb. 15. 250-474-2369, 250-217-0767.

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To view call 250-642-1900 MT. DOUGLAS Court- 1550 Arrow Rd, Bachelor Suite, $460. Lower income seniors 55+ only. NS/NP. Cable, heat, hot water incl’d. Avail March. 1st. Call 250-721-1818.

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2002 INTREPID ES, radiant red metallic. 103 km’s, all power, leather interior, excellent cond, $6000 obo. 1 owner. 3.5L engine. Call (250)3616400. 2007 CUSTOM Chev HHR. Excellent condition. Loaded. White. 119,000 km, mostly hwy driven. On-Star. $11,900 firm. 250-755-5191.

UPTOWN, LRG, clean 2 bdrm bsmt, in suite laundry, prkg, large open kitchen/living room, N/S, N/P, $950 mo incls utils. Avail Feb. 1st. (250)708-0118.

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05 Toyota Matrix, 5spd, bright red, good fuel economy, 201,000 kms mostly hwy. PDL, AC, non-smoker, first owner, Summer & winter tires. $7500. (250)392-6321

TRUCKS & VANS 1988 FORD 16’ cube Van, 176,000 KMS, good condition, $2950. Call (250)656-7132. 1997 CHEVY Suburban Van1 owner, immaculate condition, 240,000 km, V6, seats 7. $3400. Call (250)592-2391.

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MOVING & STORAGE

PRESSURE WASHING

ACCOUNTING Vida Samimi

AT&T ELECTRIC. Renovations. Residential & Commercial. Knob & tube replacement. #26125. (250)744-4550.

ELITE GARDEN MAINTENANCE Commercial and Residential. New Year Contracts. Clean-Ups & Landscaping 778-678-2524

THE LANGFORD MANquality work, competitive pricing, licensed & insured. Fred, (250)514-5280.

2 BURLEY MEN MOVING. $85/hr for 2 men (no before or after travel time charges on local moves. Please call Scott or Joshua, (250)686-6507.

DRIVEWAYS, WALKWAYS, Decks, etc. Reasonable rates. 250-744-8588, Norm.

HAULING AND SALVAGE

A1 DIAMOND Moving- 1 ton 2 ton. Prices starting at $85/hr. Call 250-220-0734.

Certified General Accountant Bookkeeping, Audit, Payroll, HST. Set up & Training. E-File

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CARPENTRY BENOIT CONSTRUCTION. Reno’s & Additions. Windows, Doors, Decks. 250-479-0748.

CARPET INSTALLATION MALTA FLOORING Installation. Carpets, laminates, hardwood, lino. BBB 250-388-0278

CLEANING SERVICES GREAT RATES! Guar. cleaning since 1985. Supplies & vacuum incld’d. (250)385-5869 MALTA HOUSECLEANING Estates, events, offices. BBB member. (250)388-0278. NEED HELP cleaning your house? $18/hr. Call Dorothy at (250)478-8940. SPOTLESS HOME Cleaning. Affordable, Exp’d, Reliable, Efficient. Exc refs. 250-508-1018

COMPUTER SERVICES COMPUDOC MOBILE Computer Services. Repairs, tuneups, tutoring, web sites, etc. 250-886-8053, 778-351-4090.

ELECTRICAL 250-361-6193- RENO’S, res & comm. Knob and tube rmvl. No job too small. Lic# 22779. (250)590-9653.ELECTRICIAN 20 yrs + exp. Residential: New homes & Renos. Knob & tube replacement. $40./hr. Senior’s Discount. Lic.#3003. GNC ELECTRIC Res/Comm. Reasonable rates for quality work. #43619. 250-883-7632.

KENDRA’S ELECTRICAL Co. #86952. No Job too Small. Kendra, 250-415-7991. NORTHERN SUN Electric Comm/Res. $40/hr. Work Guaranteed. Any size job. (250)888-6160. Lic#13981.

EXCAVATING & DRAINAGE BUBBA’S HAULING. Mini excavator & bob cat services. Perimeter drains, driveway prep, Hardscapes, Lot clearing. Call 250-478-8858.

FRUIT TREES Overgrown? Shaping trees & roses. Blackberry clearing. Call John, 250-478-7314, 250-812-8236. PRO IRISH Gardeners; pruning, clean-ups, landscaping, lawn care, weekly gardening. Free est. Call (250)652-6989.

HAULING & Recycling. (250)889-5794.

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ALL TYPES of fencing, repairs. Reliable, on-time. Free estimates. Call 250-888-8637.

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250-507-6543. AL’S V.I.P. Gutter Cleaning, guards, windows, power washing, roof demoss, repairs. Insured.

FAMILY MAN Hauling. Prompt, Courteous. Call Chris for all your hauling needs. 250-920-8463.

FURNITURE REFINISHING. Specializing in small items, end-tables, coffee tables, chairs. Free pick-up & delivery. References available. 250-475-1462.

GARDENING J&L GARDENING Specialty yard clean-up and maintenance. Master gardeners. John or Louise (250)891-8677.

GUTTER CLEANING. Repairs, Maintenance, Gutterguard, Leaf traps. Grand Xterior Cleaning Services. WCB Insured. Call 250-380-7778.

HANDYPERSONS (250) 858-0588 - Tree Service - Landscaping - Lawn & Garden Clean ups - Hedge trimming & Pruning - Pressure washing - Gutters Free estimates * WCB www.mowtime.ca DPM SERVICES- lawn & garden, seasonal pruning, clean ups, landscape, power wash, etc. 15yrs exp. (250)883-8141

GARY’S HAULING. One call does it all. Small demos & yard clean-up. Vehicle & metal recycling. Call (778)966-1413.

BLUELINE GUTTERS. Continuous gutter and more. Call for free est. (250)893-8481.

PERIMETER EXTERIORS. Gutter Cleaning, Repairs, Demossing, Upgrades. WCB, Free estimates. 250-881-2440.

AL’S AVAILABLE to update your home. Kitchens, baths, basements, etc. Licensed & Insured. Al 250-415-1397. Pay No Tax Special! Big Bear Handyman. For all your Home and Business maintenance needs. Free Est. 250-896-6071 EXT/INT new, repair. Deck, step, fence. Power wash, Paint & Demoss. John 250-588-3744

DONE RIGHT MOVING $80/hr. Senior Discount. Free Est’s. No travel time before or after. SMOOTH MOVES. Call Tyler at 250-418-1747.

ALL-HAUL JUNK REMOVAL Const Debris, Garden Waste. Call John 250-213-2999.

TREE NEED a trim? Hedge need a haircut? Now is the time. Call Michael at (250)5889367.

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A2Z WRIGHT Moving. 3 ton, $80/hr for 2 men. Senior’s discount. Call Phil (250)383-8283

$20 & Up Garbage & Garden waste removal. Senior Disc. Free estimates. 250-812-2279.

PAINTING HEAT, AIR, REFRIGERATION Go With The Flow Installations. All residential Heating, Ventilation & Custom Ducting. Call Tom at 250-883-8353.

HOME IMPROVEMENTS HAPPY VALLEY Reno’s. Home repairs, small reno’s. No job too small. 30 years experience. Call (250)474-7277. THE MOSS MAN ChemicalFree Roof De-Mossing & Gutter Cleaning since 1996. Call 250-881-5515. Free estimates! www.mossman.ca

INSULATION ✭BUBBA’S HAULING✭ Honest, on time. Demolition, construction clean-ups, small load deliveries (sand, gravel, topsoil, mulch), garden waste removal, mini excavator, bob cat service. 250-478-8858. SAVE-A-LOT HAULING Furniture, appliance, garden waste, we take it all! Always lowest rate, senior discount. Brad 250-217-9578. PARRY’S HAULING We haul it all - FREE estimates. Call Shawn 250-812-7774

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MALTA BLOWN Insulation. Attics - interior/exterior walls & sound silencer. (250)388-0278 QUALITY INSULATION blown fiberglass. Affordable rates. (250)896-6652.

MASONRY & BRICKWORK CBS MASONRY BBB. WCB. Chimneys, Fireplaces, Flagstone Rock, Concrete Pavers, Natural & Veneered Stone. Replace, Rebuild, Renew! “Quality is our Guarantee”. Free Competitive Estimates. (250)294-9942/(250)589-9942. www.cbsmasonry.com

ALFRED, ALFRED Quality Painting. Wholesale, Discounts! 50 years experience. 250-382-3694. A PROFESSIONAL Woman painter. Karen Bales Painting & Wall coverings. Over 25yrs exp. Free est. 250-514-5220.

RUBBISH REMOVAL MALTA GARDEN & Rubbish Removal. Best Rates. BBB member. (250)388-0278.

TREE SERVICES BUDDY’S TREE SERVICESTrimming, pruning, chipping, removals, hedges. Insured. Keith, (250)474-3697.

LOCAL TREE COMPANY 30 yrs exp. Bucket truck, chipper. We buy logs. Insured. Call (250)883-2911. WINDOW CLEANING DAVE’S WINDOW Cleaning. Windows, Gutters, Sweeping, Roofs, Roof Demossing, Pressure Washing. 250-361-6190.

Int & Ext, Res & Comm. WCB. Free Est’s. BBB.

250-514-2544 NORM’S PAINTING- Why wait till Spring? Reasonable, Reliable. Refs. 25 yrs exp. Call 250-478-0347.

GLEAMING WINDOWS Gutters+De-moss. Free estimate. 18 yrs. Brian, 514-7079. WCB. NORM’S WINDOW Cleaning. 250-812-3213. www.normswindowcleaning.ca

WINDOWS PLUMBING EXPERIENCED JOURNEYMAN Plumber. Renos, New Construction & Service. Fair rates. Insured. Reliable, friendly. Great references. Call Mike at KNA (250)880-0104. FELIX PLUMBING. Over 35 years experience. Reasonable rates. Call 250-514-2376. FREE ESTIMATES. Reasonable. Reliable. No job too small. Call 250-388-5544.

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VICTORIA NEWS - Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Uptown to host region’s first high-speed car charger Edward Hill News staff

B.C. Hydro has targeted Uptown for a fast-charging electric vehicle station, part of an emerging network of stations between California and Whistler. The direct current fast-charger can “fuel up” an electric vehicle (EV) battery in less than an hour. It would be the first high-voltage station in the Capital Region and one of the first in Canada. Duncan and Nanaimo are also on B.C. Hydro’s list of 13 Island and mainland communities desig-

nated for fast chargers. Greater Victoria has a handful of Level 2 EV stations at major downtown hotels, parkades and a few retail outlets, such as Thrifty Foods on Quadra Street. Those mid-level stations might take four to eight hours to fully recharge a battery, and are typically aimed at those who need their EV topped-up while shopping. Most of the fast-chargers will be on public land and leased to their respective municipalities, except for the Uptown station. In that case, B.C. Hydro will lease the sta-

tion to Saanich, which in turn will lease the location from Uptown. Alec Tsang, the senior technology strategist with B.C. Hydro, said locations were selected for their high visibility and heavy traffic load. While fast-chargers are now widespread in the U.S., these will be the first batch available for the public in Canada, he said. B.C. Hydro has a March 31 deadline to have the chargers installed and operating. Rules for recouping costs for EV charging has evolved over the past year. B.C. Hydro previously asserted that as the primary

power utility in B.C., it was the only entity that could legally sell electricity. Tsang said the Crown corporation dug into the details of its regulatory regime and found that municipalities are exempt – they can provide and sell electricity without being a registered utility. Mark Boysen, the sustainability co-ordinator for Saanich, estimates the fee to fully fuel a EV battery on a fast charger will be about $4 or $5. Uptown plans to install the charger in the underground parking lot closest to Wal-Mart.

This may be the year where EV charging stations take root across the region. Victoria has a few public charging stations in city parkades, with a plan for seven in all. Colwood has four Level 2 chargers and six more due this year, while Saanich plans to install six Level 2 charging stations by March 31. B.C. Hydro is allocating $100,000 for each of the 13 fast-chargers, drawn from the $14.3 million provincial Clean Energy Vehicle Program. editor@saanichnews.com

COMMUNITY NEWS IN BRIEF

Water main flushing schedule set Each year, Victoria’s water mains are flushed to remove sediment and maintain high quality drinking water. As part of its annual maintenance of the fresh water system, City of Victoria crews will begin flushing water mains Feb. 12 in the areas of Harris Green, Oaklands, Rockland and Foul Bay North and South (Gonzales and Jubilee). The procedure, done to remove sediment and maintain the quality of drinking water, will create short periods of low water pressure and slight discolouration. To prevent any staining from discoloured water, run the cold water tap in your bath or shower until the water is clear. For a map of affected areas, visit victoria.ca and click on water main flushing.

Transit inks deal with office staff Office workers at B.C. Transit are looking at a new two-year deal, after its union reached a tentative agreement with the company last week. The Canadian Office and Professional Employees Local 378 represents about 120 B.C. Transit employees including planners and schedulers plus marketing, depot and logistics staff. Ratification of the agreement by the B.C. Transit board and union members will take place over the next two weeks. Terms of the deal adhered to the province’s co-operative gains mandate. editor@vicnews.com

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Celebrate Festivities welcome Year of the Snake Bid farewell to the Year of the Dragon and welcome the Year of the Snake with local celebrations in honour of Chinese New Year. The sixth sign in the Chinese Zodiac, those born in the Year of Snake – which includes 1941, 1953, 1965, 1977, 1989 and 2001 – are said to possess characteristics of their Zodiac animal, such as cleverness, charm and careful planning to achieve their goals. Here in Victoria, historic Chinatown will host the annual celebrations this Sunday, Feb. 10. Beginning at noon with the incense ceremony, highlights include the Sheung Wong Kong Fu Club performing the Lion dance and Victoria Chinese Public School students performing the

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Dragon dance and the Tai Chi Fan dance. Also on Sunday, the Maritime Museum of BC uses this month’s Salty Sunday to explore Chinese Dragons. From 1 to 3:30 p.m., the museum bids farewell to the Year of the Dragon through stories and crafts. Visit www.mmbc.bc.ca for details. On Feb. 7, the Royal BC Museum opens a new feature exhibition, Tradition in Felicities: Celebrating 155 Years of Victoria’s Chinatown, on exhibit through September. The museum continues its new year celebrations Feb. 23 from 1 to 3 p.m. with an arts and performance party to celebrate the 155th birthday of Victoria’s Chinatown and the Year of the Snake. Special guests include the Chinese School Lion and Dragon Dancers, the Chinese Happy Drum Group and the Victoria Chinese Cultural Club. Sunday, Feb. 24 brings Wonder Sunday – Gong Hei Fat Choy/ Happy New Year, with music, stories and a lantern parade, also from 1 to 3 p.m. Visit www.royalbcmuseum. ca for details.

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Lion dancers are a highlight of the annual Chinese New Year festivities in Victoria’s historic Chinatown.

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**Redeem your earned Superbucks value towards the purchase of Merchandise at participating stores (excluding tobacco, alcohol, lottery tickets, gas and prescriptions). With each fuel purchase when you use your President’s Choice Financial MasterCardÂŽ or President’s Choice FinancialÂŽ debit card as payment, you will receive 7 cents per litre in SuperbucksÂŽ value. When you use any other method of payment, you will receive 3.5 cents per litre in SuperbucksÂŽ value. SuperbucksÂŽ value expires 60 days after date of issue. SuperbucksÂŽ value are not redeemable at third party businesses within participating stores, the gas bar, or on the purchase of tobacco, alcohol, lottery tickets and prescriptions. SuperbucksÂŽ value has no cash value and no cash will be returned for any unused portion. IdentiďŹ cation may be required at the time of redemption. See SuperbucksÂŽ receipt for more details. ÂŽ Trademarks of Loblaws Inc. and others. Š2013. † MasterCard is a registered trademark of MasterCard International Incorporated. President’s Choice Bank a licensee of the mark. President’s Choice Financial MasterCard is provided by President’s Choice Bank. President’s Choice Financial personal banking products are provided by the direct banking division of CIBC. ÂŽ

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Prices are in effect until Sunday, February 10, 2013 or while stock lasts. Quantities and/or selection of items may be limited and may not be available in all stores. NO RAINCHECKS OR SUBSTITUTIONS on clearance items or where quantities are advertised as limited. Advertised pricing and product selection (avour, colour, patterns, style) may vary by store location. We reserve the right to limit quantities to reasonable family requirements. We are not obligated to sell items based on errors or misprints in typography or photography. Coupons must be presented and redeemed at time of purchase. Applicable taxes, deposits, or environmental surcharges are extra. No sales to retail outlets. Some items may have “plus deposit and environmental chargeâ€? where applicable. ÂŽ/ TM The trademarks, service marks and logos displayed in this newspaper ad are trademarks of Loblaws Inc. and others. All rights reserved. Š 2013 Loblaws Inc. *Guaranteed Lowest Prices applies only to our major supermarket competitors’ print advertisements (i.e. yer, newspaper). We will match the competitor’s advertised price only during the effective date of the competitor’s print advertisement. Our major supermarket competitors are determined solely by us and are based on a number of factors which can change from time to time. Identical items are deďŹ ned as same brand, item type (in the case of produce, meat and bakery), size and attributes and carried at this store location. We will not match competitors’ “multi-buysâ€? (eg. 2 for $4), “spend x get xâ€?, “Freeâ€?, “clearanceâ€?, discounts obtained through loyalty programs, or offers related to our third party operations (post ofďŹ ce, gas bars, dry cleaners etc.). We reserve the right to cancel or change the terms of this promise at any time. **We Match Prices! Look for the symbol in store. WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO LIMIT QUANTITIES (note that our major supermarket competitors may not). Due to the fact that product is ordered prior to the time of our Ad Match checks, quantities may be limited. We match select items in our major supermarket competitors’ yers throughout the week. Major supermarket competitors are determined solely by us based on a number of factors which can vary by store location. We match identical items (deďŹ ned as same brand, size, and attributes) and for fresh produce, meat and bakery, we match a comparable item (as determined solely by us).

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